Beginner's Guides

Our women's beginner guides to cycling are packed with tips, tricks and guides to help you get started in your newfound hobby.

26Jul
26Jul

Let's face it, the UK's not famous for blazing heat. When the mercury passes 20c we're prone to flapping about as though we're living in the Dubai desert. Fans and paddling pools sell out, and public fountains are gridlocked. But it can, and most years it does at some point...

12Jul
12Jul

The first time I rode my bike up a hill I had to get off and push. I pushed my bike over the brow of the hill and slumped down on the verge to admire the view. I had no sense of satisfaction, I had hardly justified a rest, but my wobbly legs needed to regroup. The pros make it all look so easy, so effortless. The reality, I found, was somewhat different...

11Jul
11Jul

Are you taking on a 100km ride this year? If so, here are pro rider Tiffany Cromwell's 8 Top Tips. Even if you're already a seasoned 100km veteran, you're sure to learn something...

04Jul
04Jul

Get them right, and padded cycling shorts are the gateway to a smooth, comfortable ride. Find out how to wear and care for yours correctly to enjoy miles upon miles of pain-free, efficient cycling.

03Jul
03Jul

There are many reasons we may feel anxiety with our cycling - fear of the danger, performance anxiety or anxieties driven by the stories we tell ourselves.

Here are 6 ways that you may find help if you find the anxiety train pulling into your station.

27Jun
27Jun

So Jeni went on her first cycling holiday.

It was wonderful - but she came away having learnt lessons she'd never have thought of...

17Jun
17Jun

Your Sportive Survival Guide

Posted in Beginner's Guides Fitness Problem Solver By Juliet Elliott - Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

We love sportives - these organised, well-marshalled events are a brilliant way to challenge yourself, ride fantastic roads and have fun. Especially if you set about them the right way, says Juliet Elliott...

30Jan
30Jan

In a recent Strava report, what stood out the most was that “cyclists in their 40s and 50s ride further and faster.” I wanted to investigate if cyclists really are fitter in middle age than in their 20s...

22Nov
22Nov

Buying gifts for female cyclists can feel like a minefield - especially if you're not one yourself! Let us give you some top tips to make sure she loves what you choose...

23Oct
23Oct

What I've learned about saddle soreness

Posted in Beginner's Guides Video Fitness Problem Solver By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Let’s be honest, bums and bits weren’t made for saddles. If you're suffering, you're not alone. After 10 years of looking for solutions, here are Juliet's Top 10 Tips...

13Oct
13Oct

None of us have ever experienced saddle soreness... have we now?! What better people to tell you about how to improve an often unmentionable problem than GB Cycling's experts...

20Aug
20Aug

7 ways to fit cycling into a busy life

Posted in Beginner's Guides Lifestyle By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Managing work, family, chores and time on the bike is a fine juggling act.

When life gets busy, stress levels ramp up or time is short it can be easy for exercise and recreation to slip down our list of priorities. Juliet Elliott should know...

26Jul
26Jul

It may seem counterintuitive adding another layer into your summer kit mix, but, believe it or not, it can actually help keep you cooler. Find out how...

13Jun
13Jun

Have faith in your padded cycling shorts and find out how ditching your knickers can lead to a comfier ride.

15May
15May

So, you’ve taken the plunge and finally signed up to a cycling event. Kirsty shares her top tips on what to wear during your first organised ride.

26Mar
26Mar

Use our guide to create a versatile ensemble that will keep you cycling in comfort as we emerge from the depths of winter into the unpredictable Great British springtime.

15Feb
15Feb

If you’re looking to upgrade your old bike or make the very most out of a new investment these are the best value bike upgrades that make give the biggest increase in cycling performance

15Jan
15Jan

Since joining the VeloVixen range in 2014, the Urbanist padded cycling knickers have become our best selling range of all time, making their way into our top-5 favourite lists time and time again.

Learn more about the background to Urbanist in their original Kickstarter Project video...

27Nov
27Nov

Whether we brush off the gloomy predictions of our weatherwomen and men or not, we can’t get around the fact that for the next few months we’ll need to wrap up warm if we want to continue cycling (and enjoying it) throughout December and into the new year.

26Oct
26Oct

There’s something magical about the century, the achievement of ticking over from tens of miles to the elusive three figures. Spending a day on the bike – spending enough time to warrant multiple coffee stops. This was Catherine's first.

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